Bob Saget, the actor and comedian, known best as the wholesome patriarch Danny Tanner on “Full House,” has passed away at 65.
“We are devastated to confirm that our beloved Bob passed away today. He was everything to us, and we want you to know how much he loved his fans, performing live and bringing people from all walks of life together with laughter. Though we ask for privacy at this time, we invite you to join us in remembering the love and laughter that Bob brought to the world,” said the Saget family in their statement.
Bob Saget was in Florida doing a comedy tour. On Sunday, he was found dead in his hotel room at Grande Lakes, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. “The man was identified as Robert Saget & pronounced deceased on scene. Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case,” said the Orange County Sheriff. The Sheriff’s office stated that the cause of death is unknown and will be determined by the medical examiner.
His “Full House” co-star John Stamos expressed his grief over the loss of his close friend on Sunday. “I am broken. I am gutted. I am in complete and utter shock. I will never ever have another friend like him. I love you so much Bobby,” Stamos wrote on Twitter.
Bob Saget hosted comedy events to raise money for the Scleroderma Research Foundation, according to his website. He also serves as the board of directors for the same. Bob was passionate about this cause as he lost his sister to the chronic disease in 1994.
In 2020, he started a podcast called “Bob Saget’s Here For You,” an interview-style show where he welcomed guests like Jason Sudeikis, Tiffany Haddish, Whoopi Goldberg, and Norman Lear. Lear paid tribute to Saget on Sunday. “Bob Saget was as lovely a human as he was funny. And to my mind, he was hilarious. We were close friends, and I could not have loved him more,” Lear wrote on Twitter.